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Old 10-01-2012, 02:43 AM   #18
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I have the black wheels with the same problem, inside the lug but holes and the edges of the spokes and also where it says camaro are all showing through the powder coating and look grey. It is at the dealership right now and I am supposed to have an answer tomorrow or Tuesday as to what they are going to do for it. It seems like the powder coating was applied too thinly and didn't completely coat everything.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:49 AM   #19
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Man,Im so happy to see this thread!!!! Im not happy that its happening to you,Im just happy that its not just mine!!! Mine is a 2012 Z and 3 of my 4 wheels are doing this. I took mine to the dealer last week. He is having me come back to take pictures to send to the GM rep. Ill let yall know what happens!!!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #20
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Just checked mine and the only thing I found is I don't clean in there well enough. I ahve only had Natasha for one month though. But reading 01pewterz28's post we need to definitely keep an eye on them and let GM know. Keep us posted how you make out.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #21
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Just checked mine and the only thing I found is I don't clean in there well enough. I ahve only had Natasha for one month though. But reading 01pewterz28's post we need to definitely keep an eye on them and let GM know. Keep us posted how you make out.
This problem has nothing to do with the wheel being clean. I clean my wheels everytime I get back from driving the car with a soft wet microfiber towell. The only type of cleaner that has ever touched my wheels are soap and water,and a light coat of nxt wax.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:19 PM   #22
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Similar issue I hope they will have a batch that is correct and replace them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #23
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10 spoke black, thin coating on rim edge - now I'll have to study the lug areas as well. Possibly explains the "shortages" with the ZL1 wheels in general = poor finishing. smh
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:32 PM   #24
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I have a 2013 Camaro ZL1, with the optional Bright Forged Aluminum wheels. The problem I am having is if you look at the picture, it appears that the painted/clear coated portion of the wheel near the lug nuts are stained or damaged. I cannot figure out what is wrong, because the wheels have been painfully and thoroughly washed once a week since I purchased the car. The rest of the wheel everywhere else is perfect.

I took the car to my dealership. They tried some compound on it with no success. The dealer took pictures to forward to Chevrolet to see what they have to say.

Correct me if I am wrong, but these are painted/clear coated aluminum wheels, correct?

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:57 PM   #25
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This problem has nothing to do with the wheel being clean. I clean my wheels everytime I get back from driving the car with a soft wet microfiber towell. The only type of cleaner that has ever touched my wheels are soap and water,and a light coat of nxt wax.
I meant nothing about your wheels and the cleaning of them. That comment was actually addressed to me, I'm not doing a good enough job. I just have to do a better job cleaning and watch since it's not happening to everyone right away.

Things should be taken care of now, I see Brandon chimed in and is going to try and help. Good Luck!
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #26
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It does not mater where you bought the car from , the dealer will get paid for the service by GM .
Oh Im well aware of that. If my wife and I both were not in uniform there would have been a scene. I stayed calm and said I will be contacting GM about the issue and went from there.

Looks like it will be getting fixed shortly, and after that I hope GM opens a IA case on them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #27
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Thanks Brandon, I just sent you a PM.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #28
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I thought I was the only guy with this issue. I noticed this the first time I washed my car. I really would be interested in seeing GM's response.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #29
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I thought I was the only guy with this issue. I noticed this the first time I washed my car. I really would be interested in seeing GM's response.
Nope, I noticed mine after the first wash too, but thought I did not clean well enough, so the next time I washed them even better and still the same problem.

It appears to be a common problem, so let's see how Chevrolet responds.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #30
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I'd imagine that's from a tool and a lack of care when bolting the rims on and off. dont the rims need to be taken off by the dealer to remove those spacers or whatever prior to delivery?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:01 AM   #31
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Thought I was overreacting.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:50 AM   #32
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I meant nothing about your wheels and the cleaning of them. That comment was actually addressed to me, I'm not doing a good enough job. I just have to do a better job cleaning and watch since it's not happening to everyone right away.

Things should be taken care of now, I see Brandon chimed in and is going to try and help. Good Luck!
I understand brother!! Im sure your doing a good job for a normal car,but for a car that puts off 12lbs of brake dust per wheel per 10 miles of driving time its near impossible to keep them clean!!! But they sure look good!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #33
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The wheels look like that as a result of a poor paint process. I have the bright forged wheels on my 2013 also and they look good in the wheel lug recesses. Not as shiny as the outside, but they look okay.



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Old 10-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #34
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To me it just looks like typical brake dust accumulation or it's become imbedded in the paint.

That area around teh lug nut is difficult to get in and scrub. At least for me.
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